The Time Illyana Rasputin Stole Captain America's Shield

I feel like some of New Mutants #40 might have been posted before, but I didn't see it in the tags. Maybe it was in sd 1.0.

Anyhow, back when Magneto was running Xavier's school (and everything was made of awesome), Emma Frost manipulated Mags into sending the New Mutants to her Academy. When Magneto realized his mistake, he and Warlock rushed off to Massachusetts to "rescue" them, and Emma called the authorities, who sent The Avengers out to ambush him (he was still on everyone else's shit list at the time).

When the New Mutants got wind of what was going on, Illyana decided to take action.

Be cool, boss, I'll be back in a jiff )

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New Mutants 53 or "Hey Doug, remember that time you got blitzed at the Hellfire Club?"

Warning - This story does NOT show Doug Ramsey at his best, he's under a lot of stress and all but there is at least one action I shall not even attempt to defend.

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Permissions slips at Xavier's Academy must have been a hoot and a half

"Please allow Dani to visit a Dyson Sphere in another sector of the Galaxy"

"A cultural trip to Asgard is planned, please sign below to permit Amara to attend"

or perhaps best of all, every middle class parent's idea of a perfect night out...

A chaperoned social event is being held at the Hellfire Club... please sign to permit Douglas to attend )
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That time the New Mutants teamed up to beat the crap out of Empath

(Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith, who did a run of NM covers)

This story comes just after the arc where the New Mutants had temporarily joined the Hellions as part of a scheme by Emma Frost (then still full on evil member of the Hellfire Club) to get them on her side and demoralise Magneto, then the Headmaster of Xaviers), the team had recovered and some had headed home to spend time with their folks.

Warning, this post contains violence towards sadistic psychopaths... well A sadistic psychopath )
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Time for some fun - New Mutants Annual #2

It's been a long and rather trying week for this little Robin fan as so much has changed... but rather than wallow in what has been lost (I'll still do that, but on my own time) it's time for this old codger to "Accentuate the Positive" again, and reach for the comic equivalent of comfort food... and for me, that's a little classic Alan Davis.... I was going to go for his Detective Comics run, but I think I'll use bits of that for my next Robin posting, so instead, it's off to another reliable source of entertainment; The New Mutants, with added Alan Davis.... (These 16 or so (of 48) pages are scanned form my original, 26 year old copy of this, so there are liable to be some less than CG perfect colouring issues etc)

As my favourite mutant asks...

Why do we do these things we do? )
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The New Mutants discuss religion - Guest starring an actual god (or not)

Another of my "Accentuate the Positive" posts, where I cease whining about current comics, and dig out old ones I enjoyed... I'm not sure, does that make me offically an old fogey?

After the events of New Mutants #60, I didn't buy the comic regularly again, I hadn't much liked Louise Simonson's run, and that was the final straw. I didn't feel like I missed much.

Then a couple of years later, I saw New Mutants #81 on the shelves, a done-in-one story by Chris Claremont and guest penciller Louise Williams. I wonder if it was an inventory story, as it's also mostly a flashback and features neither the regular artist nor writer.

Comic books rarely deal with religion, and perhaps that's just as well, since it's incredibly easy to offend someone be they theist, polytheist or atheist. But it can be done...

It's all about faith )
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How to introduce a rival team - The New Mutants meet the Hellions

Firstly please excuse the quality of the scans, the comics themselves are 28 years old and have been much read! :)

So this is another of my "Accentuate the Positive" posts, a glimpse into the past at some story or concept I thought was well presented, to prevent me making another angry post about current comics (Though I'll still post about the good ones of those I find too of course)



Enemies? Sometimes. Rivals? ALWAYS! )
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Preview of the Journey into Mystery and New Mutants crossover

aka - EXILED!

From Newsarama's preview

• It’s NEW MUTANTS. It’s JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. It’s NEW MUTANTS *and* JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY. It’s the New Journey Into Mutant Mystery! (With a left over “s”.)

• A forgotten hero returns, mightier than Thor himself, but will the truth behind his exile consume them all?


Two pages under the cut )

New Mutants #41

After the team almost all got killed horribly in the last arc, New Mutants #41 is a downtime issue. Blink shows up, sees everyone's acting glum, and teleports everyone to Madripoor to party down at their local, somewhat-later-than-everyone-else celebration of the Chinese New Year.

This, for some reason, involves David Lopez deciding to go a little exaggerated and cartoony from time to time. I will warn you now that Roberto has gone out for the evening and decided, "You know what? I'm going to do my best Donkey Kong impression. Ladies love that!"

Then Doug facepalms. It's great.

Roberto screws up )